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Drain Maintenance For The Holidays

Drain Maintenance For The Holidays

The winter holidays are almost here. If your home is the center place for family gatherings, you need to think about plumbing emergencies. From your garbage disposal breaking in the middle of your holiday dinner to a clogged toilet at the end of the night—you don’t want any lingering odors or backups. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to avoid a plumbing emergency this holiday season. Here’s what you should do:

Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

Be mindful of what you put down your garbage disposal. If you let your guests use your garbage disposal, make sure that they scrape their plates into your kitchen trash can first. Most garbage disposals cannot crush large chunks of food. The following should never be put down your disposal:

  • Grease

  • Poultry bones

  • Coffee beans

  • Starches

  • Nuts

  • Inorganic materials

  • Corn husks

  • Fibrous vegetables

Perform Drain Care

You can maintain your drains by monitoring what you rinse down your plumbing! Make sure that all of your drains have a mesh strainer to avoid unnecessary debris build-up within your pipes. Strainers will catch unwanted items, such as hair and soap scum, before they compromise your plumbing! If you do encounter slow drainage, remember to stay away from chemical drain cleaners—contact your local professional plumbers!

Be Mindful Of What You Are Flushing Down Your Toilets

A small issue can quickly escalate when it comes to your toilet. A slight leak can become a pool of water in a matter of minutes. If you are encountering consecutive clogging, try switching to thinner toilet paper! If you notice low water levels or a constant running water sound, be sure to have your appliance checked before any guests arrive.

For your residential plumbing services, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (717) 207-9952! We are here to keep your drains flowing smoothly throughout the holiday season.

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